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First District Congressman Tim Walz says manufacturing is making a comeback.
That's the message incumbent Walz told the Albert Lea Tribune Wednesday after meeting with local business leaders and touring Albert Lea's Pro Manufacturing
Walz, a Democrat, said he thinks there's a sense of optimism among manufacturers, but he recognizes there are things that can be done to improve the climate for them
He talked about everything from needing increased job force training to changing hours of service rules for trucking operations to making changes in requirements for young truckers Walz said many manufacturers are having a problem finding skilled workers to fill available positions.
Walz is being opposed in the November election by Republican Jim Hagedorn.